KARACHI: Pakistan’s most popular news channel SAMAA TV was taken off air illegally in several parts of Karachi on Wednesday. According to reports, the channel remains shut in many parts of the metropolis for the last 14 hours. G.M. Jamali, President of Karachi Union of Journalist (KUJ), condemned the forced blockage of SAMAA’s transmission in the city. “We urge the government to take notice of the blockage of SAMAA’s transmission immediately,” demanded Jamali. The KUJ, he said, would meet tomorrow and announce its next strategy in this regard. He also called upon the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) to take immediate action on the illegal blockage of channel’s transmission. Sindh Information Minister Sharjil Memon that government would fully cooperate with the channel. “Some elements are holding the channels hostage on gunpoint. SAMAA doesn’t need to accept any pressure,” he said. The Sindh government would ensure the restoration of channel’s transmission, he said. – SAMAA Saama TV The post SAMAA taken off air in Karachi appeared first on Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF).